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Salmon Wars Documentary – View The Trailer!

Posted on Apr 6, 2012

The trailer for our upcoming documentary, Salmon Wars, has just been released! See it here: http://youtu.be/EimPqpMlInY

Background: in recent months, the international salmon-farming industry has been applying for new sites and new leases — on a truly massive scale. A pair of farms in St. Mary's Bay is licensed to produce 1.4 million salmon, and wll produce as much sewage as the entire human population of Digby County, in which the farms are located. 

Citizens were appalled — particularly in the communities where the farms would actually be sited.  Yet the government of Nova Scotia seemed — and seems — absolutely determined to ignore their concerns, and to rush more salmon farms into production.  Meanwhile one group of concerned citizens approached The Green Interview, wondering whether we could help to inform the public. We suggested that we make a documentary film for free distribution, and the group undertook to raise enough money to cover the costs.

We've been working on the project for months, travelling to Toronto, New Brunswick, BC and Washington to talk to scientists and others, and to visit innovative aquaculture sites. Our Green Interviews with Alexandra Morton, Daniel Pauly, David Montgomery and Alanna Mitchell, all now published, are connected to this project.

We hope to have the documentary completed within the next few weeks — but in the meantime the issue has been gathering momentum here in Nova Scotia, and we want to give at least a taste of what the finished production will look like. Here it is — all six minutes of it. Enjoy!

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